His campaign team held discussions before the announcement about how to limit the funds that less scrupulous actors might try to cannibalize.
—New York Times
Ms MacDaid had considered all relevant evidence with “scrupulous fairness”, they said.
Drawing upon the “scrupulous accounts” Washington kept “of every kind of transaction” related to his farming, Ragsdale allows us to peer behind Washington’s farm operations and see their inner workings at Mount Vernon and elsewhere.
characterized by extreme care and great effort
Scrupulous means very careful to do things properly and correctly. If you’re scrupulous, you probably pay your friends back right away when they loan you money and never try to return clothing you’ve already worn.
A scrupulous person is full of scruples, which are concerns about doing things that are morally right. Such a person is hesitant or doubtful, and might have trouble deciding what is morally right or wrong. The adjective scrupulous is from Latin scrūpulōsus, from scrūpulus, “scruple.” A near synonym is punctilious.
一个谨慎的人充满了顾忌，顾虑是做道德上正确的事情。这样的人犹豫不决或多疑，可能难以判断道德上的对错。形容词 scrupulous 来自拉丁语 scrūpulōsus，来自 scrūpulus，“顾忌”。近义词是 punctilious。
Wilson’s book is at once a crash course in soccer strategy and a scrupulous history that traces the sport’s evolution and chronicles how playing styles have risen and fallen against a constantly evolving tactical landscape.
—What to Read During the World Cup by Miguel Salazar
The scrupulous avoidance of glib conclusions that distinguished her best-known film, “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired,” is fully in evidence here.
—Review: ‘Water & Power: A California Heist,’ With Citizens in the Crossfire by Jeannette Catsoulis
His tact and scrupulous restraint are matched by his artistry, which is especially evident in his explorations of the workings of memory.
—Farmers Cross by Bernard O’Donoghue ? review by ???
scrupulous (adj.)mid-15c., “characterized by fine distinctions of doubt,” from Anglo-French scrupulus (Old French scrupulos, Modern French scrupuleux) and directly from Latin scrupulosus “careful, exact,” from scrupulus (see scruple). By 1540s as “careful to follow the dictates of conscience,” hence, in non-moral matters, “exact, precise, rigorous, punctilious” (1630s). Scruplesome “inclined to be scrupulous” is from 1800 (Maria Edgeworth). Related: Scrupulously; scrupulousness; scrupulosity.Related entries & more
scrupulous (adj.)mid-15c.，“以怀疑的细微差别为特征”，来自英法 scrupulus（古法语 scrupulos，现代法语 scrupuleux），直接来自拉丁语 scrupulosus “小心，精确”，来自 scrupulus（见 scruple） .到 1540 年代，“谨慎地遵循良心的指示”，因此，在非道德问题上，“精确、精确、严谨、守时”（1630 年代）。 Scruplesome “inclined to be scrupulous” 出自 1800 年 (Maria Edgeworth)。相关：一丝不苟；谨慎；谨慎。相关条目及更多
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